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commission is constantly pushing for higher levels of -- >> governor, i got to interrupt you. secretary kerry is speaking on the situation in ukraine. we want to listen in. >> all the discussions have taken place with the staff. countries came to paris todayรง- a strong commitment. as syria's conflict spills over lebanon's borders and as the refugee crisis grows, we are deeply concerned for the security and sovereignty of the people of lebanon and for their simple ability to be able to chart their own futures and fulfill the same basic aspirations that they share with everybody else on this planet. the president pulled out and showed me a very dramatic charting that goes for the last few years, four different charts that show you the extraordinary change in lebanon of the numbers of refugees as every year upwards -- the entire country has become a splotch of red instead of red dots. the entire border is really red today because there are almost a million refugees in lebanon. this has an extraordinary impact on the internal dynamics of a country. people who are looking for work, people who wo
in with that story. john, what's going on? >> bill, secretary of state john kerry is just now doing a briefing with reporters, and we've seen one story come out of that which is that the united states is considering now that president yanukovych has left kiev, we're awaiting the formation of a new government. it's going to be more pro-western than president yanukovych's, secretary of satae kerry says the u.s. is considering a $1 billion loan guarantee to ukraine. no final decision made. the u.s. is considering that. but one sign that the united states is going to try to help fill that power vacuum in a constructive way that will benefit the west as well. bill? >> but, john, it's a billion dollars. a billion dollars will do nothing in this situation. >> well, i think it will do more than zero dollars would. i don't know how much a billion dollars can do. >> thank you, john harwood. >> good faith deposit or something. i don't know. okay. here we are heading towards the close. 30 minutes left in the trading session. the dow is up 19, but the s&p is the one the traders all keep an eye on, and we a
occupying crimea. that was derided by john kerry who was visiting kiev today. kerry came here to lend support to the interim ukrainian authorities and also with an aid package offering $1 billion of loan guarantees as well as american expertise with the central bank and also with organizing the next election, but clearly a lot to be done here to stabilize this economy, bill. >> ian williams there in kiev. thank you very much for that update. let's bring in someone who has met with putin, has pretty good read on how he operates. professor michael mcfaul is, of course, the most recently -- the former u.s. ambassador to russia. mr. ambassador, good to see you. welcome. thank you for joining us. >> sure. thanks for having me. >> which vladimir putin do we pay attention to most, the one who acts as he did over the weekend or the one who speaks as he did today? >> well, i think both, and i think even in the press conference, which i saw this morning that he did, you saw the two different sides of putin. on the one hand, he did say as has been reported here that we're not seeking to annex cr
in america's strength anymore. >> now, we've got secretary of state john kerry going to kiev tomorrow. he will meet with the new ukrainian government. try to assess the aid needs as other members of the european community are going to be doing, and then the question is going to be are there going to be sanctions implemented? john kerry is scheduled to meet with the russian foreign minister on wednesday. don't know if that meeting is going to take place, and the willingness of the european union which has stronger economic ties to russia than the united states does to go along with economic sanctions remains in doubt. guys? >> yeah, you raise all the key issues, john. let's bring in john herbst, the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine. ambassador, good to have you here. >> my pleasure. >> you say it's time for nato to take a stance. why and what do you mean? >> i think it would be very useful if nato were to decide to move additional assets to the east in the baltic states which has ethnic russians there as a way to show moscow that they will defend the alliance and that they will defend cou
of state kerry both saying that it would be a grave mistake, both using that exact phrase, for russia to get involved here in ukraine in any kind of way. obviously including militarily. the president we can expect is going to underscore that, look to see if his terminology goes beyond that phrase, and look to see whether or not he draws any kind of red line in the sand. remember, we've had this issue over syria in recent months and over the past year, whether the president is comfortable saying specifically what it is he would object to and what the united states would do about it. officials were sort of vague about that earlier today. we'll see whether the president goes further than that, but he's going to be speaking a the a dramatic moment. something is clearly happening in the southern part of ukraine. what exactly it is, reports are emerging. the president will have to set out what the u.s.'s intention is to do about it, kelly. >> eamon, thanks very much. some perspective here, zach karabell. >> so at any point in time there are a series of geopolitical crises. there has not bee
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